If you are going to be photographing, filming, interviewing, or otherwise interacting with other people as part of your project, keep in mind these principles:
1) Ask permission before you begin recording or photographing. Explain what you are doing and why. Ask the documentary subject (or, if you are working with children, their parents) to sign a release form that explains how your footage will be used and spells out your rights to include it in your digital story.
2) Be unobtrusive—do not interrupt ongoing activities to get your photo. Be sensitive to the participants.
3) Tell the truth; do not distort your evidence or manipulate it in misleading ways.
4) Keep in mind this precept: “Do nothing that would violate the humanity of your subject and nothing that would compromise the trust of your audience." See also the RTDNA “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct”.